Mountain Muse Festival at the Barn, Friday September 13, 7:30pm

FREE show with live music by Dakota Pearl and Old Man Grant presented by Pemberton Arts Counsel. Family friendly. With a beer garden for the adults. Supporting local artists in Pemberton.


For more information about the festival, check out the latest Pique:

The Mountain Muse Festival will take place on Friday, Sept. 13 and Saturday, Sept. 14, and features art and music at various venues around town—from the Downtown Community Barn to Blackbird Bakery, Mile One Eating House, Mount Currie Coffee Company, and Town Square.

“Pemberton has been torn to pieces all summer,” says Karen Love, president of the PAC. “It’s been hard for those venues. We’re hoping the sidewalks will be paved by then and brushed up. Let’s use our downtown … It’s going to be fantastic.”

The festival kicks off Friday night with a beer garden and country rockers Dakota Pearl and Old Man Grant. Then, on Saturday, catch Thomas Sloss, Suzanne Wilson, Michael Waters, and the Sea to Sky Orchestra at various venues from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

From 2 to 4 p.m., Mount Currie reggae artists The Spiritual Warriors hit the stage, followed by bluegrass band The Courageous Mountain Rangers from 4 to 6 p.m. and soulful roots singer Ev Kinsella from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

All the shows are free.

“There is a beer garden Friday night with donations from The Beer Farmers, but then Saturday is alcohol-free. Anyone can come to town, everyone can walk through and listen,” Love says.

The best way to take in the festival is to check the event’s Facebook page (search Mountain Muse Festival or visit to find out which venue is hosting which artist, bring a chair down, and enjoy.


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